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Spasticity

spasticity

A state of hypertonicity or increase over the normal tone of a muscle, with heightened deep tendon reflexes.


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The Fiber Disease

... been used widely internationally and has given insight into a number of questions regarding muscle spindle function in normal and in patients with spasticity or rigidity. The method has also been used to explore a number of neural systems in healthy human volunteers, e.g. proprioceptive, tactile, ...

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by Skytroll
Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:14 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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The Fiber Disease

... this group. The clinical picture is one of progressive weakness, long tract signs and visual and auditory deficits progressing to frank dementia, spasticity, and unresponsiveness. In most patients the disease is evident early in the first decade. The common leukodystrophies (metachromatic leukodystrophy, ...

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by London
Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:57 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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large eukaryotic cell /small eukaryotic cell

... may develop an early-onset type (severe form) shortly after age 2 that causes a large skull, coarse facial features, profound mental retardation , spasticity , aggressive behavior, joint stiffness and death before age 20. A late-onset type (mild form) causes later and less severe symptoms. Small ...

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by ginny
Mon Jul 18, 2005 11:03 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: cell biology
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